Definition: Hovercraft (air cushion vehicle)

Transport

A vessel which supports herself a short distance above the surface of the water (or land) on a cushion of air contained by a flexible skirt attached to the outer perimeter of the vehicle.

Note: Hovercrafts are used mostly as passenger ferries.
Source:
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Second edition
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